Connecting East and West is of major importance for Estonia as a transit and border state with a strategic location, Estonia’s Economy and Communications Minister Juhan Parts said at the pan-European transport conference TEN-T on Oct. 17 in Tallinn, reports Postimees Online.
“Developing the transport network is important also from the point of view of our neighbors and the whole Baltic Sea region. Thus Rail Baltica eases one of the most serious shortcomings for Estonia – our periphery location in Europe,” said Parts.
“I am proud that Estonia is the first state in the world where an electric car system covering the whole state has been created,” said Parts and called conference participants to think about how to use the existing infrastructure systems more effectively with the help of modern information technology to make movement of goods and people simpler.
The TEN-T, or Trans-European Transport Network, conference is taking place in Tallinn from Oct. 16-18.